Press Releases

UT community celebrates students'academic achievements in ceremonies April 4

March 20, 1998

The University of Texas at Austin community will gather April 4 at the Bass Concert Hall to celebrate its nearly 4,000 junior and senior undergraduates who have a grade point average of 3.5 or better. The 50th annual Honors Day Program begins at 2 p.m.

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Gift from Seismic Micro-Technology Inc. will support the geosciences

March 18, 1998

UT students in the geological sciences will receive professional hands-on instruction as they tackle the difficult task of "looking" directly into the earth, thanks to Seismic Micro-Technology Inc. (SMT).

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Guatemalan government honors renowned UT Austin scholar for her work in deciphering hieroglyphics

March 18, 1998

"Linda Schele is a different kind of researcher because she has a different attitude in her method of studying history," said Alfredo Aguilar, the counsel general of Guatemala. "She is the first investigator of Mesoamerica who shared her studies with the actual Mayas."

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Peter Flawn to receive first of new award from Texas Exes

March 16, 1998

UT President ad interim Peter T. Flawn has been chosen to receive a newly created award from UT's alumni association. The University of Texas Distinguished Service Award will be The Ex-Students' Association's highest honor for a non-alumnus, reserved for one who has served UT Austin in a profound way. It will not be given on a regular basis, but only by consensus of the past presidents of the Association. The award will be given in conjunction with the Association's Distinguished Alumnus Awards, the highest honors it bestows to alumni. This year's ceremony will be Oct. 2nd.

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Foley's White Scourge book about ethnicity in the cotton cultureof Central Texas wins 1998 Frederick Jackson Turner Award

March 13, 1998

Neil Foley, an associate professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named winner of the 1998 Frederick Jackson Turner Award for his new book titled, The White Scourge: Mexicans, Blacks, and Poor Whites in Texas Cotton Culture.

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